Category: Recipes

Recipes from my books and 19th century cookbooks!

Italian Cornbread Recipe

Italian Cornbread Recipe

Wondering what to make for Easter dinner next weekend? I’ve got an incredible, super simple, unique recipe for you! In the second book in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, Cupboards All Bared, Roslyn Carew is desperately trying to find a new cook to satiate her husband and brother-in-law’s never-ending appetites. One of the cooks that …

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Pi Day Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Pi Day Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Happy Pi Day! In honor of Pi Day (because it’s 3/14 😉 ), I thought I’d share a recipe for chicken pot pie mentioned in Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker! Nain’s chicken pot pie recipe is a family recipe we’ve used for years! If you’d rather make things easier on yourself, you can replace the roux …

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Christmas Cookies from early 1900s

Christmas Cookies from early 1900s

Join me as I try out Christmas recipes circa 1900!  This third recipe is for Christmas Cookies from a personal notebook belonging to my great-great-great-grandmother. It’s also vegan—no eggs or butter!  Christmas Cookies 3/4 c honey 1/2 c sugar 3 1/4 c flour 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 …

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Delicate Cake Recipe from 1890

Delicate Cake Recipe from 1890

Join me as I try out Christmas recipes circa 1900! This second recipe is for Delicate Cake from an 1890 cookbook. Delicate Cake 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 3/4 c sweet milk (evaporated or whole milk) 6 egg whites 1/2 c butter 1 tsp cream of tartar 1/2 tsp baking soda ~1 tsp lemon …

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Gingerbread Recipe from 1905

Gingerbread Recipe from 1905

Join me as I try out Christmas recipes circa 1900! This first recipe is for Soft Gingerbread from a cookbook published by Pillsbury in 1905. Soft Gingerbread 3/4 c molasses 1 c brown sugar 1/2 c butter 1 c sour milk (buttermilk) 3 eggs 3 c flour 1 Tbsp ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp …

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